Killearn Hotel to receive like-for-like residential replacement
February 10 2020
The derelict Killearn Hotel is set to be demolished to allow construction of 16 apartments in a like-for-like replacement under new plans submitted to Stirling Council.
Located in a conservation area the hotel frames views of the A-listed Buchanan Monument in the heart of the village but the existing building has been left to deteriorate to the point that the façade is considered to be in a poor condition, prompting plans to demolish and replace.
Explaining the need to start again Mosaic Architecture + Design wrote: “The main portion of the façade is of heterogeneous construction (including sandstone, random rubble and brick) and previous partial demolition and reconstruction appears to have occurred. The precast floor construction, typically with bearing built into the masonry façade, is not amenable to retention of the façade due to the weak point created when the precast floor is cut adjacent to the internal face of the masonry.”
Under the plans it is proposed to move the building line and introduce a new section of pavement on Balfron Road to improve traffic flow while replicating the overall form of the current hotel, including its distinctive twin gable façade while rear elevations are given a more contemporary feel.
Finished in wet dash render with timber windows the properties will be built to the highest thermal efficiency standards.